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Beatnik69 thanked keith in topic Hello there 5 hours 4 minutes ago
keith replied to the topic 'Hello there' in the forum. 5 hours 11 minutes ago

Welcome aboard. :)

(If you think you might like to post a video or soundcloud type of link in the forum, just go ahead & do it, we all started out at the bottom. ;) )

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Teach your Children Well, song Austraila' in the forum. 5 hours 58 minutes ago

Yes, it does seem that way. I know I don't listen to the radio these days in quite some time (years).
We have it set up so we can listen to music by genre or by musician...so I could listen to Benny Goodman all day long or blues & jazz etc.
... same with music on tv awards, for example, mostly we have no idea who they are talking about..haven't watched the news in a bout a year now,,since things came around they way the did here in the states. with one exception.. I found a 'good news network" on the web that actually has good news.
Don't know how it is in your country but there is actually good news and good music out there..but you sure have to search for it nowadays.

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Beatnik69 created a new topic ' Hello there' in the forum. 6 hours 21 minutes ago

I'm Gary. I've had harmonicas for quite a while but hadn't played in ages. I recently picked it up again and practise when I have a spare 5 or 10 minutes.

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keith replied to the topic 'Transcribing!' in the forum. 7 hours 14 minutes ago

Well, if you can play by ear, that should make it fairly easy to put down on paper. :)
Write the note names from the harmonica holes to paper, then decide how long they should be, whilst playing from what you have written.
Nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. ;)

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Drifter replied to the topic 'Transcribing!' in the forum. 7 hours 34 minutes ago

dezzy wrote:

Oh yes, transcribing. I do a little by learning to sing a tune, then pick it up by playing notes on the harmonica till I get a reasonable copy. I don’t know any way, but I’ve read of programs that produce tabs from recorded music. Have to search because I don’t remember where I saw it.

I don't know about producing tabs but I have tried a program called AudioScore Lite which will produce notation when used with Sibelius. I never had any success with it one reason being that it has difficulty when the recording you are trying to transcribe has been made with numerous different instruments. I think the answer is, if you are listening to a band or singer, is to memorise the tune then play it. I can usually play anything I know but trying to get the timing accurate to write down the notation I find almost impossible. I suppose if I practiced it more I would become better but it is not exactly something I enjoy doing. There is something to be said for a school teacher standing over you cracking a whip!

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hari_kari_lord created a new topic ' "Saint Isabelle" by The Nightwatchman' in the forum. 14 hours 40 minutes ago

Hi folks, I'm a beginner harmonica player, and would like to learn to play the opening harmonica notes in The Nightwatchman's "Saint Isabelle". Do you have any tips on how to figure out the notes played? The key used? Any tips are much appreciated!

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dezzy replied to the topic 'Teach your Children Well, song Austraila' in the forum. 20 hours 24 minutes ago

Spideryak, but music changes. I don’t consider today’s music to be music, unless it sounds like the music of my younger years. We get indoctrinated by the music industry which captures the minds of each generation. There’s no way I can play today’s rock music on the harmonica. I’m happy with the golden oldies of the past. I also think the younger generation would embrace past music if they heard it. But the industry has to keep profits coming, so radios don’t play older stuff.

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dezzy replied to the topic 'Transcribing!' in the forum. 20 hours 36 minutes ago

Oh yes, transcribing. I do a little by learning to sing a tune, then pick it up by playing notes on the harmonica till I get a reasonable copy. I don’t know any way, but I’ve read of programs that produce tabs from recorded music. Have to search because I don’t remember where I saw it.

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Teach your Children Well, song Austraila' in the forum. 20 hours 42 minutes ago

That was nice I feel duly skiffilated now.
the 2nd one was blocked..and the last one was fun figured the fellow was playing a dust bin (what we call a trash barrel)

this is what I found on the washboard as an instrument...couldn't check all the sources but this is the gist of it...

Invented around 1797 it soon became used as a musical instrument along with spoons and jugs by slaves who were outlawed from playing drums because of the fear of white people that they would use drums to communicate to each other as they had been able to do in their home country.
Not owning anything at 1st music called "hamboning" literally playing parts of their body to make sounds.
...when I was young I remember a fellow playing "bones" which I figured were rib bones held together much like spoons.

Jug bands came into being as that was all that was available and made instruments out of most anything..hence the washtub bass for example.
it is said that after emancipation that slowly that style of music integrated with new emigrates coming from various countries often also quite poor.

So a man like Washboard Chaz is carrying on a tradition of at least 200 years..though (I don't know if he is aware of that )

I suppose I should put in a disclaimer here in case others have more info..

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Eric33 replied to the topic 'Songs for Oct' in the forum. yesterday

Well done Serge, I liked Sons Of The Pioneers,they were in some of the Roy Rogers films weren't they? Tumbling Tumbleweed was another one of theirs.
Look after yourself and Keep Puuffing.Eric.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Songs for Oct' in the forum. yesterday

A quick search on youtube!!!!

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Teach your Children Well, song Austraila' in the forum. yesterday

oh you'll be sending me to the dictionary for that one.

Love the name "Skiffle" if you have any samples I'd be all ears to hear some.

i love music history and since we are off topic doesn't have to be harmonica oriented..but if it is all the more +++

(..best get to my chores for now)

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Eric33 replied to the topic 'Songs for Oct' in the forum. yesterday

That was quick Serge,how did you do it?I think I have a better idea now how the rest of it goes.Eric.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Songs for Oct' in the forum. yesterday
Eric33 replied to the topic 'Songs for Oct' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks Serge,nice to see you back in the reins.Eric33.
As a point of interest,do you remember Ragtime Cowboy Joe.I know some of it,but I am sure there is a lot more.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Songs for Oct' in the forum. yesterday

Good job Dezzy and Eric

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keith replied to the topic 'H.A.S. or N+1 ? (A bit of fun.)' in the forum. yesterday

Glad I didn't buy the F & G, I didn't get on very well with the low D, love the tone, just that all the notes are in the opposite holes to my low C, got to blow when I used to suck....... Hmm, "used to suck"....... I guess I still do...... on diatonics, at least. :lol:

Anyway, I actually came back here to say that, after having been playing on my Seydel Standard for a bit, the mouthpiece seems to get better, & it is less leaky now than when I first got it, so much so that I now use it more than my Swan 1040. B)

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keith replied to the topic 'Teach your Children Well, song Austraila' in the forum. yesterday

Wash boards were also used in Skiffle groups over here in the UK, back in the 50's. ;)

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